Jazz Improvisation Techniques 2

Course Number
PSIJ-321
Description

An expansion of the fundamental improvisational skills developed in PSIJ-221, with the introduction of techniques that will further enhance the student's personal improvisational style. Techniques covered include rhythmic feels, accents and ghost notes, rhythmic syncopation, lower structure triads, phrase lengths, and soloing with full and partial rhythm section accompaniment. Development of effective practice skills. Music from various periods of jazz (swing, bop, postbop, and contemporary) will be used for demonstration, practice, and performance activities. Classes are leveled and instrumentally balanced; students perform weekly.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
PSIJ-221, PSIM-231, or overall ensemble rating 6
Required Of
None
Electable By
All
Major Elective for
Performance
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location
Boston
Department
ENS
Course Chair
Sean Skeete
Taught By
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